GRE Word List

RIDDLE

pierce with holes; permeate or spread throughout; Ex. The gunman riddled the car with bullets; Ex. The whole report is riddled with errors; N. large sieve (separating earth from stone)

The meaning of the word riddle is pierce with holes; permeate or spread throughout; Ex. The gunman riddled the car with bullets; Ex. The whole report is riddled with errors; N. large sieve (separating earth from stone).

Random words

WordMeaning
mincingaffectedly dainty(delicate); V. mince: cut (esp. meat) into very small pieces; walk with exaggerated primness; walk in an unnatural way, taking little short steps; Ex. The actor minced across the stage; CF. mincemeat; CF. mincer
equitablefair; impartial; OP. inequitable
motiftheme; recurrent thematic element in a musical or literary work; single or repeated pattern; figure
slakesatisfy (thirst); quench; sate
vulturecarrion-eating birds
bastionstronghold; something seen as a source of protection; Ex. the last bastion of male chauvinism
inferdeduce; conclude; N. inference
milieusocial environment; means of expression; Ex. feel out of one's milieu; Ex. His proper milieu is watercolor.
bucolicrustic; pastoral
wringtwist (to extract liquid); extract by twisting; wrench painfully (necks or hands)